Open Access Infrastructure and the Cost of Mistrust

Recently I’ve been writing about the relationship of openness and trust in open movements which has led me to think more about the strategic role of trust in general.

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(Cross-posted  from the official Making All Voices Count Blog)
The Global Innovation Competition called for new, ‘out-of-the-box’ ideas to enhance government transparency and accountability in Making All Voices Count’s 12 programme countries.

Vodacom – Oh Really?

Vodacom Group CEO Pieter Uys seems like a nice guy.  I’ve never met him but you look at his picture and you think, here is a decent fellow.  Wh

ICT4Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition Finalists

A few weeks back I had the privilege of serving as one of 4 judges for the business plan competition that is the culmination of Assistant Professor Tapan Parikh's graduate course, "ICT for Social Enterprise", at UC Berkeley's School of Information Sciences.

The Bi-Weekly ICT4D Retrospective: Important Links for Sept 29-October 12, 2010

Welcome to the ICTworks bi-weekly ICT4D Retrospective, where we condense the last two weeks of news into a succinct list of links for your perusal. If you want your news to be featured, email them to ritse [at] ritseonline [dot] com. To get these links faster, follow me on Twitter: @RitseOnline

Drop by Drop Gets the Pump: A new case-study from MobileActive highlights a mobile layaway service focused on helping small-scale famers purchase irrigation pumps for their farms. Definitely a case of teaching farmers how to "fish"!

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